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RIO: Mystery of green water in diving pool solved

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RIO DE JANEIRO -

The mystery of the green diving pool in Rio has been solved. 

Standing 30 feet above water about to do flips, twists and turns while trying to land perfectly in front of the world can't be easy. But imagine doing it while staring down at green water! 

A Rio spokesperson said the diving pool turned green due to a "proliferation of algae" that was caused by heat and a lack of wind. Officials said the pool will be blue from now on. That's comforting. 

I would think it would be like eating green ketchup or a purple corndog. Sure it's probably fine, but it just doesn't look right and my brain needs to overcome that. But this issue was more than overcoming the visual of the green water. It got so bad that divers couldn't see the bottom of the pool, which, I am told, is a fairly important in the world of diving. 

No one complained about the water smelling or affecting their skin, but some divers weren't taking any chances. 

"The only thing we said is don't open your mouth in the water, just in case," Bronze medalist Meaghan Benfeito said.

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